American R&B singer, Christopher Maurice Brown professionally known as Chris Brown has revealed that he has about 15,000 songs which are yet to be released.
The ‘Gimme Dat’ hit-maker disclosed this while being interviewed on the Club Shay Shay podcast.
Chris Brown also said that he has about 18,000 of his songs on his phone alone and music streaming apps. He further revealed that he records songs every day, at times recording as many as four or more songs per day.
According to the 34-year-old multi award winning artiste, he has a studio in his house which makes it easier for him to record every inspiration.
He said; “I have about 15,000 unreleased songs. On my phone alone, in certain apps, I have 18,000. There was a point where I used to stay in the studio, like when I was doing a lot of my earlier albums.
Now, I have a studio in my house because I can draw inspiration faster, like if I get an idea for a song, I don’t have to go to the studio [outside my house]”.
In other news…
CorrectNG recalls that, Nigerian music journalist, Joey Akan said Mavin Records spent a total of $225,000 to produce and release songs for five artistes in the first three months 2023.
He said just seven songs were released for the signees, namely, Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Rema, Crayon and Magixx.
The podcaster gave a sketchy breakdown of how the $225k (approximately N170 million) expenditure was used for Boy Spyce’s “Folake”, Ayra Starr’s ‘Sability’ amongst other songs.
Joey wrote; In the first quarter of 2023, Mavin Records have spent an average of $225,000 on dropping music for artists on their roster. The record label have released 7 records from 5 artists, with one from each artist worked through the system as a singles.
How? Why the high cost? Mavins started early. Boy Spyce charged out the gate with ‘Folake’ on January 25th. 2 weeks later, Ayra Starr’s “Sability” dropped on February 9.
Rema would come rushing in with “Holiday” and “Reason You,” barely 10 days later, on February 15. Elections were crucial business, so a month lay-off was ended with Crayon’s “The One.”
Magixx rounds off a busy quarter with “Colors” and “Royal.” Based on data I’ve collected from multiple records labels operating locally: The average going rate for established artists and records labels to work a single is $35,000.
This covers cost to work your song via radio, TV, digital marketing, influencer campaigns, clubs and DJs. Throw in the average $10,000 (not T.G Omori price o) music video cost, and it comes up to a cool $45,000 for a single campaign.